Batos, Bolillos, Pochos, And Pelados

Batos, Bolillos, Pochos, And Pelados

by Chad Richardson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0292770901

ISBN-13: 9780292770904

Pub. Date: 01/01/1999

Publisher: University of Texas Press

"The Valley of South Texas," a recent joke goes, "is a great place to live. It's so close to the United States." Culturally, this borderland region is both Mexican and Anglo-American, and its people span the full spectrum, from a minority who wish to remain insulated within strictly Anglo or Mexican communities and traditions to a majority who daily negotiate both

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"The Valley of South Texas," a recent joke goes, "is a great place to live. It's so close to the United States." Culturally, this borderland region is both Mexican and Anglo-American, and its people span the full spectrum, from a minority who wish to remain insulated within strictly Anglo or Mexican communities and traditions to a majority who daily negotiate both worlds.

This fascinating book offers the fullest portrait currently available of the people of the South Texas borderlands. An outgrowth of the Borderlife Research Project conducted at the University of Texas-Pan American, it uses the voices of several hundred Valley residents, backed by the findings of sociological surveys, to describe the lives of migrant farm workers, colonia residents, undocumented domestic servants, maquila workers, and Mexican street children. Likewise, it explores race and ethnic relations among Mexican Americans, permanent Anglo residents, "Winter Texans," Blacks, and Mexican immigrants. From this firsthand material, the book vividly reveals how social class, race, and ethnicity have interacted to form a unique border culture.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292770904
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
316
Sales rank:
1,376,052
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Borderlife Interview Projects
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1. "Mamá, Nosotros Somos Migrantes": South Texas Farmworkers, 1950-1990 (with Cruz C. Torres and Juanita Valdez Cox)
Chapter 2. "A Nice House": The Colonias of South Texas
Chapter 3. "Only a Maid": Undocumented Domestic Workers in South Texas (with Cruz C. Torres)
Chapter 4. Social Class on the South Texas-Mexico Border
Chapter 5. The Pain of Gain: Fifty Years of Anglo-Hispanic Relations in South Texas Schools (with María Olivia Villarreal Solano)
Chapter 6. From Mexicanos to Mexican Americans
Chapter 7. "¡Ahí Viene el Bolillo!": Anglo Newcomers to South Texas
Chapter 8. Black, Brown, and White: Race and Ethnicity in South Texas
Appendix A: Student Interviewers
Appendix B: Borderlife Interview Surveys
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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